San Luis Peak

Creede, Colorado 81130

San Luis Peak

San Luis Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"San Luis Peak lies in the La Garita Wilderness roughly 40 miles south of Gunnison and 20 miles east of Lake City. San Luis stands tall and proud as the only fourteener representative in a small quadrant of the San Juans dominated by thirteeners. The La Garitas resemble the Sawatch Range in look and feel. They aren’t as dramatic as the jagged peaks of the western San Juans, but they are beautiful and worthwhile objectives nonetheless. In the summer San Luis is a friendly peak known for its colors and scenery, its gentle, rolling vistas, and its position deep in the heart of the northern San Juans. In the winter/spring season, San Luis maintains its friendly demeanor by offering up superb intermediate skiing on its western flank.

When the area receives good snow in the winter, the West Face Couloirs on San Luis (also referred to as the Yawner Gullies) are often ripe for the spring corn harvest between March and May. This awesome set of gullies drops from San Luis’s exact summit nearly 3,000 feet down into Spring Creek, providing a fulfilling serving of corn skiing in a grandiose setting."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,614 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year-round. Best March through May.
11,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
14,014 feet
Top Elevation
Trails Illustrated #139: La Garitas / Cochetopa Hills; USGS: San Luis Peak.
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Dec 2018